Physician Co-Chair, California OpenNotes Consortium
Kerry is a Partner Emeritus with the Kaiser’s Southern California Permanente Medical Group and Physician Co-Chair for the California OpenNotes Consortium.
From 1998 to 2018 Kerry was Physician Quality Director at the Kaiser Permanente (KP) San Bernardino County Medical Center (600,000 patients) where he led the successful implementation of OpenNotes in 2017. Since 2010 he has been the Patient and Family Centered Care physician lead in the KP Southern California region (> 4.5 million members) and helped promote the implementation of OpenNotes there in 2018.
Kerry was the physician founder of the KP San Bernardino English and Spanish Language Patient Advisory Councils (2009), the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Patient Advisory Council (2012) and the KP Southern California Video Storytelling program (2013). He has given presentations at Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forums, Kaiser Permanente National Quality Conferences, Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care National Conferences, Beryl Institute Patient Experience Conferences, Patient and Family Centered Care- Partners Conferences, and OpenNotes webinars and conferences, sharing his passion for combining patient collaboration with quality improvement. Kerry also started several other innovative programs including the KP Southern California ‘e-Autopsy’ mortality review, the KP San Bernardino County Farmers’ Markets, Physician Hiking Club, and ‘Patient In The Room’ video storytelling series.
Besides spending time with his family and playing piano, Kerry loves Iceland; after exploring it extensively he obtained his Icelandic medical license in 2017 and spends several months a year practicing medicine in the small town of Selfoss.